Definition of bite the bullet in English:

bite the bullet

phrase

  • Decide to do something difficult or unpleasant that one has been putting off or hesitating over:

    ‘decisions have to be taken and as director you have got to bite the bullet’
    • ‘I decided to bite the bullet and spend the money to rebuild her engine.’
    • ‘But now I have decided to bite the bullet and give it a go.’
    • ‘Finally Shyam bit the bullet and decided to get the fumigation done.’
    • ‘We decided to bite the bullet, and implement the scheme in order to raise standards, for the sake of Merton's children.’
    • ‘They decided 2003 was the time to bite the bullet and make the journey.’
    • ‘I decided to bite the bullet, discuss the fumble, and, in the process, learned a valuable lesson.’
    • ‘With a new wife and a baby on the way, Chris decided to bite the bullet and flew over to Canada two weeks ago, enlisting the help of the local paper.’
    • ‘So we decided to bite the bullet, return to Akihabara and buy our own webcam so I could forget the whole office nonsense.’
    • ‘So I decided to bite the bullet and ring them again, something I was previously determined not to do.’
    • ‘Councillors should bite the bullet and restrict traffic in such areas while providing the practical alternative.’